I'm thinking about playing these games, but there's a lot of them. I'm a sperg and need to play them in order of release. Which ones are cannon?
play the two first (preferably the remaster), and you're done
if you still want more (they all feel so similar that you'll probably be tired playing them in a row), go ahead and play 3 but I wouldn't touch anything else
>Not recommending GoW3 as a standard
It's fucking essential to the story. Honestly OP just play the main trilogy and if you still want more, move onto the prequels. That's the only sensible thing to do.